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Chinese lead shows up in something you're *supposed* to put in your mouth. Nice.

Posted at 11:38 AM on October 31, 2007 by Jeff Horwich (2 Comments)

I suppose it's disturbing enough to find lead in toys kids might chew on or otherwise put in their mouth.

How about this little Associated Press item that just hit the wires today (Halloween):

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced an 11th-hour recall Wednesday to warn consumers that fake Halloween teeth sold by the tens of thousands since last year contain excessive amounts of lead. The $2 packages of "Ugly Teeth" are only the latest in a long line of Chinese-made toys and novelty items recalled because of lead. The CPSC announced the recall on Halloween, in a late-morning news release.

I thought those tasted funny.


Comments (2)

I was going to write, "Oh, the irony," and note that these teeth, which are designed to make you look... well, stupid, can make you, um, well, actually stupid.



But I'm not sure if that's irony. It sure is something.

Posted by atom | October 31, 2007 4:18 PM


Where ya been, Atom? We've missed you!

Posted by Jeff Horwich | October 31, 2007 7:18 PM


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